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The telecommunication company’s 2019 rebrand saw it move toward a focus on community and social engagement, something it is intending to carry through into its lead partnerships of all four UK football associations.

For many years now, the issue of introducing promotion and relegation into the structure of US soccer has been one of contention. Bob Williams explores what is happening at the moment.

Fifa’s proposals to cap agent commissions has set it on a collision course with some of the most powerful agents in world football. In this explainer, Ben Cronin outlines the reasoning behind the reforms and the legal arguments for and against them.

SportBusiness speaks to Jorge Mendes about his role as a football agent and how it has developed.

Spanish club Atlético Madrid recently acquired Canadian Premier League expansion team Atlético Ottawa. Bob Williams looks at how the LaLiga giants hope to use this move to expand its presence overseas.

LaLiga, the governing body of Spanish football’s top two divisions, has launched its invitation to tender covering broadcast rights in 16 European territories.

Sports data company Genius Sports says a new data partnership with the Football Association of Singapore will underpin a "digital transformation drive" at the sports body

DAZN Media, the advertising division of sports media company DAZN Group, has launched a new football package that will give a brand partner the chance to reach over 40 markets through its OTT, digital,…

Mexico's Liga MX is expected to put a hold on promotion and relegation with the second-tier Ascenso MX for five years, according to reports in Mexico

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Why Premier League side Wolves has engaged Ipsos Retail Performance's footfall-counting technology in its club megastore. 

With top sponsors jumping ship, Football Federation Australia’s new CEO James Johnson faces a tough start to his new role. But there is confidence he has the know-how to turn things around. John Duerden reports.

Signing Japanese international Takumi Minamino will be a boon for Liverpool's commercial activity in Asia, but the club's strategy to become number one in the region goes beyond a single signing. John Duerden reports.

Malaysia’s football clubs are to be formally privatised this year, but the journey from state support to self-sufficiency looks fraught, with questions over the future of broadcasting and sponsorship revenues. John Duerden takes a closer look.

Dan Haddad, head of commercial strategy at Octagon UK, looks at the potential upside for Liverpool in opting to switch kit supplier rights from New Balance to Nike.

Ajax's global popularity outstrips all of its domestic rivals, allowing the club to position itself as a brand platform for the Netherlands and beyond. Its chief commercial officer, Menno Geelen, tells Adam Nelson about the effects of Ajax's surprising run to the Champions League semi-finals, and how a creative commercial department has helped the club compete at the highest level.

PSG wants the same kind of brand cachet as baseball’s New York Yankees or Italian motor racing team Ferrari. Frank Dunne reports.

Pooling media rights to Korea’s K-League with national-team matches was supposed to create a property more valuable than the sum of its parts. John Duerden investigates why it isn’t working yet.

Why Fifa has chosen to host the 2021 Club World Cup in China, and how the competition is a step forward towards China's football ambitions. Zhang Dan reports.

João Félix of Atlético Madrid Will be joined by football legends Ryan Giggs and Miralem Pjanić on stage at the 11th edition of the annual Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, organised in partnership with Dubai Spo…

Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco have all invested in Rocket League esports, but the business case for doing so is shaky at best. Callum McCarthy examines an esport with huge, unfulfilled potential.

Media rights increases for the Uefa Champions League in the UK, US and France have vindicated Team Marketing's decision to start its sales process early in these markets. But the agency won't be getting carried away just yet, writes Frank Dunne.

The ever-growing influence of Europe’s top-five leagues is squeezing the life out of professional football in Europe’s lowlands. Callum McCarthy examines the commercial pros and cons of a merger between the Dutch Eredivisie and the Belgian Pro League.

The German Bundesliga runs live fan experience events in markets around the world to nurture its international fanbases. SportBusiness attended the Bundesliga Experience Jakarta in November to see how such an events is put together.

Turkey’s qualification for the finals of Uefa Euro 2020 has given the country’s football authorities fresh hope that their ‘Golden Generation’ of young players will help drive the commercial transformation of the …

After years of wrangling, a new roadmap has established the new Indian Super League as the top tier of Indian football ahead of the older I-League. But while the relatively glamorous competition has already improved Indian football off the pitch, there are major challenges ahead as clubs who participate continue to suffer financial losses and big clubs on the outside are yet to commit. John Duerden reports.

Spanish football giants Real Madrid have grown digital revenues over 30 per cent over the course of five-year partnership with Microsoft, creating a digital marketing platform that allows the club to engage with, and learn from, it's 450 million-strong global fanbase.

The Bundesliga's esports property is seen as a valuable tool with which to engage a younger fanbase and expand the reach of the league and its commercial partners. Story by Bob Williams.

As Bayern Munich have all but elected a new club president, Bob Williams takes a look at how the club's executive board is set to change in the coming seasons.